Shelli's Lemon Pepper Catfish

Shelli's Lemon Pepper Catfish

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"Catfish in a tangy lemon butter sauce."


35 m servings 299 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 12.5 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 35.5g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 13.3 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 63 mg
  • 21%
  • Sodium:
  • 309 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter with olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir green onions, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper in the hot oil until vegetables are softened, about 2 minutes. Stir lemon juice and 1/4 cup brown sugar into green onion mixture, stirring constantly until sugar is dissolved, about 2 minutes more.
  2. Place catfish fillets into the skillet; cook until catfish easily flakes with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Transfer catfish to a plate and pour remaining lemon juice sauce on top. Sprinkle with remaining brown sugar.
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  1. 13 Ratings


This is so good! I didn't have any brown sugar so I left it out and I also didn't have green onion so I used regular white onion and added just a pinch of paprika instead which added a little ki...

Delicious! I didn't use the garlic and brown sugar because I didn't have time to go to the store, but it was still good and the family loved it!

Way too sweet for my wife and I.

This is an awesome recipe. I followed the recipe exactly. My husband said that it was perfectly seasoned.

This is unbelievably great! Was looking for a non breaded/fried catfish recipe for my health conscious boys and this was fantastic! Plenty of flavor even without the lemon and sugar at the end...

I followed this recipe because I wanted to try cooking catfish without deep frying it. This recipe was really easy to follow and the taste was absolutely amazing. I will definitely keep it and...

We had this recipe tonight. It is fantastic. Make sure you add enough pepper. I peppered both sides of the cat fish also. I also used a yellow onion chopped small. I had chopped garlic in a jar ...

Really good! The sauce goes really well with the fish. I did a lot of compromising but it was still great! No words, just try it!

I user regular yellow onions. It was fabulous sauce!! Other than onions, followed recipe exactly.